Corky Corcoran

Gene Patrick "Corky" Corcoran (July 28, 1924 - October 3, 1979) was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

Corcoran was born in Tacoma, Washington. He first played professionally in 1940 with Sonny Dunham, then joined Harry James's ensemble for from 1941 to 1947. He left James for a short time, playing with his own ensemble and working briefly in Tommy Dorsey's band before rejoining James in 1949. He continued to work with James until 1957, and also played concurrently with his own ensembles. In 1962, he once again began working with James, an association that would continue almost to Corcoran's death. He died in Tacoma.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 28th, 1924 (Tacoma), Died October 3rd, 1979

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1941 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: saxophone, tenor saxophone

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-063725 10-in. 4/9/1941 Bar babble Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063726 10-in. 4/9/1941 Throwing pebbles in the millstream Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063727 10-in. 4/9/1941 Mighty lak' a rose Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-063728 10-in. 4/9/1941 I understand Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065674 10-in. 6/3/1941 Sand in my shoes Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065675 10-in. 6/3/1941 Lament to love Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065676 10-in. 6/3/1941 Down, down, down (What a song) Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-065677 10-in. 6/3/1941 Easy Street Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-066968 10-in. 7/23/1941 The nickel serenade Diane Mitchell ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-066969 10-in. 7/23/1941 Hi neighbor Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-066970 10-in. 6/23/1941 Memories of you Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-066971 10-in. 7/23/1941 As we walk into the sunset Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067757 10-in. 9/8/1941 When I grow too old to dream Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067758 10-in. 9/8/1941 My foolish heart and I Ray Kellogg ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067759 10-in. 9/8/1941 Watch the birdie Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-067760 10-in. 9/8/1941 Nothin' Harriet Clark ; Sonny Dunham Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo and vocal ensemble instrumentalist, saxophone  
Decca 80004 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 1 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80005 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 2 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80006 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 3 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80007 8/4/1947 Stardust, part 4 Charlie Shavers instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80008 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80009 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 2 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80010 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 3 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 80011 8/4/1947 The man I love, part 4 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
Decca 103796 8/4/1947 One o'clock jump-1 Gene Norman "Just Jazz" All Stars instrumentalist, tenor saxophone  
(Results 1-25 of 27 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Corcoran, Corky," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730.

Corcoran, Corky. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730.

"Corcoran, Corky." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/309730

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